Scientific Name: Rynchops albicollis Common Name: Indian Skimmer Other Name: Indian scissors-bill
Identifying Features: black cap, orange bill, white underparts, dark brown wings, red legs and feet, forked tail
- They feed mainly on fish but also take small crustaceans and insect larvae. They often feed at dusk and can be very nocturnal.
- Incubating adults are said to indulge in belly-soaking behaviour to cool the eggs.
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